Tag: addiction

75% of High School Seniors on Heroin Started with Prescription Painkillers

By Carey Wedler A preliminary analysis has concluded that over 75 percent of high school students who use heroin previously used prescription painkillers. The study’s authors implicated not only pharmaceutical opioids, but the nature of drug education in the United States, suggesting students do not…

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How Drug Addiction Affects Emotional Intelligence

It has become common knowledge that compulsive drug seeking and consumption changes the brain’s structure and functioning. Normally, there are abnormal changes to the working memory, which negatively impacts working memory and results in poor work/academic performance and schizophrenia-related disorders. But did you know that…

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FDA Approves Addictive Painkiller to Combat Addiction to Painkillers

Carey Wedler, TheAntiMedia November 25 2014 – Last Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new painkiller that claims to combat the nation’s widespread, lethal addiction to painkillers. In 2010, anywhere from half to three-quarters of drug overdoses in America were from painkillers. 12 million people abused…

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